Welcome to Heavenly Yarns!

The Heavenly Yarns storefront

Our shop at 133 High St. in downtown Belfast (click to zoom)


Good advice for knitters during any time of trial

Good advice for knitters during any time of trial

Virtual Heavenly Yarns

When a global pandemic hits and you can't make it to your LYS, please let your LYS come to you through Virtual Heavenly Yarns. This Fiber of Maine page will be updated regularly to show you our shop as it exists so you can shop from the comfort of your home.

If you are looking for a particular yarn, please peruse the photos of our current stock and either phone 207-338-8388 or email heavenlyyarns@gmail.com so we can get it to you.

This is not a shopping cart experience, so even though everything says "Sold Out," we promise it's not!

Heavenly Yarns in Belfast, Maine is the brick and mortar home of Fiber of Maine.

Temporary Shop Hours

Even though our shop is closed to customers, we are here Monday through Saturday, 11 am-4 pm, cleaning and organizing, and available to answer knitting questions as best we can over the phone.

We can also take orders over the phone (we are happy to send you photos) and leave your package right outside our door, deliver free to your house in Belfast, or ship to you. (We are offering free shipping on orders over $25 during this difficult time.)

We thank all of you who have called in orders recently. Please shop local as best you can. We all need each other!


Printed patterns on sale at half the online cost (click to zoom)

Printed patterns on sale at half the online cost (click to zoom)

Shop Redo, Patterns on Sale

We are rearranging the shop a bit so that same-gauge yarns are more closely stocked together. There are always exceptions, and though we aim for near perfection, that may be fleeting. At the same time, we are considering adding new yarns and saying goodbye to others. As always, we welcome your feedback. This is a great time to also come in to see what yarns are available at a great savings. For example, while we were restocking Berroco's Ultra Alpaca, we noticed that two shades of blue were near identical. As a result, nine skeins of one colorway are going to be deeply discounted!

We long held on to our binders of Yankee Knitter and Knitting Pure and Simple patterns. Both of these are great first-time sweater knitting patterns, or useful base patterns for creating your own sweaters. We liked having the binder options for our customers who were resistant to using our store computer to search for patterns. But the time has come to say goodbye to these well-loved and successful printed resources. We will be selling these patterns at half their online cost: Yankee Knitter patterns will be $3.15 and Knitting Pure and Simple Patterns will be $3.50. Come browse early for your best selection!


Spring yarns (click to zoom)

Spring yarns (click to zoom)

Spring Yarns are Raining In!

Helen loves to knit with cotton and though she tries to limit her purchasing of new cotton and plant fiber yarns, she didn't this year! We have lots of spring and summer weight yarns in a variety of gauges and blends, and even some with metallic thread. Many are here and some are in transit. We are currently working on shop models that will be completed by the end of the month, but if you want to get started this month, come in. We'll have ideas for you!


Elizabeth Caplet (click to zoom)

Elizabeth Caplet (click to zoom)

Elizabeth Caplet

The Elizabeth Caplet is a simple project that shows off a special yarn to great effect. Cascade's Luminosa is an aran weight yarn that is constructed with a shimmery tube filled with black baby alpaca.

The Caplet is worked in the round, starting with the cowl neck, and gradually increasing to fit the shoulders. It's a simple project, perfect for knitting group or TV watching, as there is only the occasional increase round to focus on. The end product is elegant, soft and warm.

We used two skeins of Luminosa for our project and have eight colors in stock, ranging from pastels to jewel tones to metallics. We sell Luminosa for $19.95 for 240 yards of worsted weight heaven.


The Crescent Beach Wrap, knit in Quince's Tern (click to zoom)

The Crescent Beach Wrap, knit in Quince's Tern (click to zoom)

Crescent Beach Wrap

The Crescent Beach Wrap was a pattern we created and sent to Fiber of Maine subscribers. It uses three skeins of Quince's Tern. Tern is a hefty fingering -- almost sport weight -- yarn that is a pleasure to use and it holds its shape wonderfully. It is 75% wool and 25% silk, making it a great yarn to wear when you want something warm -- but not too warm. This pattern is available on Ravelry for $4.50 or free at our shop with the purchase of the yarn.


Come to St. Margaret's Knit-a-Thon on March 14!

Come to St. Margaret's Knit-a-Thon on March 14!

Knit-a-Thon to Benefit Animal Shelter

On Saturday, March 14, the Women of St. Margaret's will host their biannual Knit-a-Thon to raise money for a community cause. The recipient will be Paws Adoption Center in Camden. Though the event is termed a knit-a-thon, any and all handwork is welcome. Lessons on knitting, project support, great company and delicious food will be available. The event will take place at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 95 Court St., Belfast from 8 am to 8 pm. Participants may stay for an hour or two, or spend the day! For more information and a sponsor form, visit Knit the Community, or phone Jillian at jillianliver@gmail.com or Sara at 978-325-0045.


Fun mugs with an apt knitting message (click to zoom)

Fun mugs with an apt knitting message (click to zoom)

Fun Mugs

We are always looking for non-yarn items to bring into the shop that celebrate our love for fiber. We saw these mugs and thought they were happy! We couldn't resist, and we continue to keep our eyes open for a crochet option to offer you. These 11-oz. mugs retail for $14.00.


L-R: Kathy Hunter, Deb Maynard, Margery Aumann, Susan Ramsey, Ellen Dickinson and Ruth Fogg (Photo Credit: Jana Gerardi)

L-R: Kathy Hunter, Deb Maynard, Margery Aumann, Susan Ramsey, Ellen Dickinson and Ruth Fogg (Photo Credit: Jana Gerardi)

Library Events

The Belfast Free Library features ongoing programs for all ages, art shows and presentations on a wide range of topics. See their March calendar for details.

The Highlands Classical Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of classical music from 3-5 pm on Sunday, March 1, in the Library's Gammans Room. Works by Haydn, Kodaly, Brahms, Gershwin and Kalliwoda will be performed as solos, duos and ensembles. Suggested donations are adults $12.00, seniors $9.00, students free. For more information, phone 207-564-0043.


The Basil Burwell Community Theater's production of As You Like It

The Basil Burwell Community Theater's production of "As You Like It"

More Belfast Events

For more events happening in Belfast in March, please see Our Town Belfast's events page and the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce's March calendar.

On Thursday, March 12, 7-9 pm, the Basil Burwell Community Theater's 2020 season will open with Shakespeare's "As You Like It." The Maskers' production is set in the 1960s and will feature a wide spectrum of music from that era. Director Erik Perkins and sound designer Jay Rosenberg have crafted a soundtrack that includes folk, rock, blues, pop and jazz.


Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Our Shipping Policy

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.

By the way, the man in the photo is our well-loved UPS deliveryman. He is always smiling and happy, even when hauling heavy boxes down the stairs. (He must be a secret wannabe knitter.)